Elon Musk’s Private Texts About The Twitter Deal With Joe Rogan, Jack Dorsey, Parag Agrawal And More Made Public Leading Up To The Trial

Roughly 40 pages worth of Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s private text messages regarding his plans to buy Twitter were made public yesterday, revealing conversations he had with people including Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, ex-CEO and co-founder of Twitter Jack Dorsey and podcaster Joe Rogan, to name just a few.

The texts, which are available on Document Cloud, come just over two weeks before Twitter’s lawsuit against Musk for backing out of the $43 billion Twitter deal starts on October 17th.

Musk’s countersuit claims that the deal was invalidated and that Twitter mislead its investors for several reasons, including not providing adequate information on the site’s spam accounts, firing senior employees and making business moves without consulting with Musk and misstating user numbers.

Since the texts leaked, people have been poring over them for the juiciest info and sharing it on Twitter and other sites, revealing texts sent to Musk from big-timers covering a wide range of fields, including tech investors, CEOs, ex-CEOs and even podcasters.

There have been a few notable highlights from the document making the rounds online. One text sees Joe Rogan ask Musk if he’s going to «liberate Twitter from the censorship happy mob.» In another, Rogan wrote, «I REALLY hope you get Twitter. If you do, we should throw one hell of a party,» which Musk responded to with the «💯» emoji.

Another highlight is the conversations he had with Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal. On April 9th, Parag texted Musk seemingly criticizing him for a tweet asking if Twitter is dying, writing, «You are free to tweet ‘is Twitter dying?’ […] but it’s my responsibility to tell you that it’s not helping me make Twitter better in the current context,» then adding he’d like to provide Musk with perspective on «the level of internal distraction right now.» Musk responded by saying he’s not joining the board, calling it a «waste of time,» writing, «Will make an offer to take Twitter private.»

Days earlier on April 5th, Musk had a conversation with ex-Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey, who talked with Musk about the problems with Twitter and gave him advice on how to start a new social media platform free of corruption and advertiser and government influence. Dorsey said that making Twitter a company was the «original sin» and explained how the hypothetical new platform would need to be an «open source protocol funded by a foundation of sorts» and how it can’t have an advertising model.

Among the large list of people texting Musk are Oracle founder Larry Ellison, Palantir co-founder Joe Lonsdale, tech investor and podcaster Jason Calacanis, the chair of Twitter’s board of directors Bret Taylor and Musk’s brother Kimbal Musk, a restauranteur and entrepreneur.

With over 30 pages worth of texts, people are sure to keep picking apart and memeing every last detail in the coming days.

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